absolute scale

noun

Definition of absolute scale

: a temperature scale that is based on absolute zero and that uses units of measurement equivalent to centigrade degrees on the Kelvin scale or to Fahrenheit degrees on the Rankine scale

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First Known Use of absolute scale

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Absolute scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absolute%20scale. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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